Welcome back to our very last #SharingtheBlogLove Showcase! Laura and I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has joined in over the past 2 years. I can honestly say that I’ve loved hosting this linky and discovering so many wonderful new blogs to read, and it’s been amazing to see how so many people have taken this linky to their heart and been so supportive of others with their commenting.
For our final showcase, these are mine and Laura’s favourite posts from last week’s linky. I’d love if you could take 5 minutes out of your day to have a read of one or two, and show them a bit of support in this last showcase.
I remember when we brought Max home from the hospital, we were rather taken aback when he made it clear that he didn’t want to be put down in his moses basket, and would far rather sleep on us. Second time around though, we were more prepared and had lots of tricks up our sleeves for settling Ben in his cot. I loved Kimberley’s post, 5 Tips for a Successful Sleepy Transfer, and I can confirm that we used every single one of these tips and they worked a treat! I say that, it worked a treat with putting him down in the cot, which we never struggled with. Keeping him asleep has been another story entirely!
How long did you call your child a toddler for? I think it hit me quite suddenly when Max was well over 3 that I was still doing it, and yet he really wasn’t in any way, shape, or form, a toddler anymore! So I completely related to Susie’s post, Goodbye Toddler… Hello “preschooler”? which captured this transition perfectly. It’s a bittersweet transition and there is a definite sadness at the realisation that you have a proper mini human rather than a baby anymore. But I think that period between 3-4 was the one that I’ve enjoyed the most. There is so much discovery and curiosity going on – not just curiosity about the world in general, but curiosity about how things work, which is so fascinating to teach them. And their insatiable energy is infectious (at times – sometimes it’s just exhausting!)
I always find it fascinating to read about what draws other people to blogging, how they approach it, and the joys and frustrations they have with it. I think Nikki’s post, My Blogging Process and Why I Blog, will ring a bell with so many of us. In my experience we are people who like to write, to share our thoughts, but when it comes to promoting ourselves, we often shy away. I don’t think bloggers are the natural extroverts that people assume we are!
Father’s Day is rapidly approaching, and if you’re like me, the men in your lives are always really difficult to buy for. They always come up with something vague (“Oh, anything you think I’d like”), or something completely unexciting (“Well, I do need some new socks…”). Sara’s list of Practical Gifts for Father’s Day is sure to have something on it which will appeal to the Dads in your life – get organised and buy your gift early!
Thank you all once again for joining me and Laura in #SharingtheBlogLove. I’m really sad to be saying goodbye, but it’s time for a new challenge and a new chapter!